K-8 Community School of Choice

Empowering students to achieve their full potential.


We are a tuition-free, public charter school serving K-8  students throughout Lorain, Ohio. We are AdvancED Accredited.

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Convenient Location

Our school is conveniently located on Leavitt Road (Route 58). Free bus transportation is provided for families that live 2 miles or further from the school.

Academic Excellence

Lorain Preparatory Academy is known for being a school that feels like home and family, and for its exceptional academic results – we have been rated “A” in K-3 Literacy by the Ohio Department of Education.  Lorain Preparatory Academy is authorized by Charter School Specialists/St. Aloysius Orphanage and managed by ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter schools located throughout the US.


K-3 Literacy


Of 1st Graders On Track In Reading


Accredited by AdvancED

“Switching to Lorain Preparatory Academy has been the best choice for my family. My daughter has become a more successful student.” – Mocheet Whitt, LPA Parent

“At LPA, I have the freedom and support of my Principal to reach out and involve parents in their child’s education journey. We have so many success stories in keeping children from falling behind academically or helping children learn to initiate new friendships because of this coordinated parent involvement and support.” – Dr. Larson, Teacher since 2012